Let's see..last year Ches was sick, and I cleaned the garage on my birthday after just having had uterine surgery. Two years ago, I had just miscarried, and it was awful. Three years ago, my grandmother's funeral was planned for MY birthday. It was a long, hard day. It was about time I had a restful, calm day.
I woke up to three very happy children! It is so sweet that they wanted to spoil me today. They are precious. Here was the table (our Birthday Central):
|there was a small crowd of fluffy sweetness and they were holding up a sign.|
|It says, "Happy Birth Day!" (3 sections!)|
|A triple-layer cake! ; ) (and yes! that IS a Brighton bag back there!) heehee|
Anyway, we had lunch and dinner out, enjoyed a fab-u-lous cake from Rick's Bakery! (and my daughter somehow thought it needed embellishing? She added an "M" and a heart. In red.
|We seriously didn't get a picture of it pre-M, or even out of the box. But it was DELISH! : )|
I started with blue baby footprint paper, added a cute poem about tiny baby feet, printed on vellum, then tied them with sheer baby blue ribbon:
|Ten tiny fingers, ten tiny toes, with love and grace the Sloat family grows.. God bless them!|
I'm totally fine, and now that I've passed my first hurdle (six weeks), my next one is twelve weeks. Only God knows the plan He has for me, and He'll follow it through to completion, and I'm only here for the ride.
I know how I feel when I tell no one and miscarry. I know how I feel when too many people know, and I miscarry. The fact is I have too much experience at this. But, I'm willing to take my chances. I just feel different. And if it doesn't go well..Well, I may need to talk about it. : )
Thankful for a day of joy with my three sweet kids and my thoughtful husband-and ready for what God has planned for the next year of my life. : )
Hope you had a great day too!